The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea have been the story of the summer as they have been the biggest spenders of the transfer window. They will travel to Brighton to face Graham Potter’s side. It won’t be an easy opening weekend fixture, but they will be expected to pick up the three points. Supporters may not expect a title challenge, but they will expect Frank Lampard to get a lot closer to Liverpool and Manchester City. Potter had an encouraging first season in charge of …
Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

The 2019/20 season has to go into the books as a success for Brighton, after Graham Potter led the Seagulls to a 15th place finish. It wasn't just that they'd finished 15th, something they'd also accomplished under Chris Hughton in 2017/18, it was how they did it. Potter replaced Hughton after a 17th place finish in 2018/19 and was tasked with bringing a more attractive brand of football to the Amex. Hughton had brought Brighton into the Premier League for …
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton return from the break with their Premier League lives on the line. They sit 15th, but are only two points clear of the relegation zone. They cannot afford to take time to get back in a rhythm. If they don't come out strong, their stay in the Premier League could end. Arsenal restarted with an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday. They sit in ninth, five points back of fifth, the potential last Champions League place. That …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea face a difficult test on New Year's Day as they travel to Brighton and Hove Albion at lunch-time. The Blues have been inconsistent, but they are likely to benefit from playing away from home. Frank Lampard's side have had real trouble at Stamford Bridge, with their best football being played on the road. Meanwhile, they will be coming up against an inconsistent Seagulls' team. Although Graham Potter oversaw a win at the weekend, their recent form hasn't been great …
Tottenham vs Brighton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham vs Brighton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham have had a disappointing start to the festive period with a defeat to top-four rivals Chelsea. A victory would have seen them move into the Champions League places. However, they have another opportunity to put that right on Boxing Day with a home fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion. Their run of fixtures is kind over the coming weeks and Jose Mourinho will be looking for his side to close the gap to the sides above them with a …
Liverpool vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Reds are matching Manchester City’s record-breaking 2017/18 side every step of the way this season. A win at Anfield on Saturday would take them to 40 points and they would join their rivals as the only teams to get there by the fourteenth-game mark in the Premier League. Liverpool are not playing with quite the same swagger as that Pep Guardiola team; City had scored forty-four and conceded only nine goals when they got there, but the mentality giants …
Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are hosting Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend as they look to return to winning ways in the Premier League. The inconsistency of the top six has meant the Blues have remained in touch with the Champions League places. They have a strong run of fixtures over the coming weeks and it is crucial that they take advantage, getting points on the board at this early stage. They face a Seagulls’ team that hasn’t won since the opening weekend …
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